The point was, government requires funds to implement any of the items that you have shown in your diagram. The obtain that be taxing various groups and entities. None of those facilities were possible without individuals and corporations funding them. Government merely decided what to do with the money they received and they generally did not do the work, they paid other individuals to do it.
Right. You finally got to your point. But they either wouldn't get done without a central planning system or they would get done Mickey Mouse with no interconnection or symbiosis, etc. No government, is anarchy.
We're all free to decide how much central planning we need. It's open to discussion. But the notion going around that government is useless and nothing more than a parasite is ridiculous.
I'm familiar with several businesses and I'm not too impressed with how they run things. In fact, they have all been fairly disfunctional to one degree or another. So government is not the problem, human nature is the problem.
But I'd sure as hell agree that there is waste in government (and business), especially in State government pensions, me being from California. I'm not here to bang the drum for government. But I do like to stick it in the eye of Starve the Beast tea baggers and science-hating evangelicals, and the various other nutty factions. At this point in U.S. history that is what focuses my attention, mostly for social reasons. Fiscally, I'm rather conservative actually and used to be anti-union, etc. But Terry Sciavo put me over the edge and I'm ready to give the GOP the big ole finger in every way possible until they purge their lunacy. It's become a mission of sorts.
This "you didn't build that" BS is more nonsense. Yeah, I know both sides do it, but I'm not letting the GOP slide on anything these days. I'm pissed. The GOP seems to feel no need to solve anything these days unless it is totally on their terms. I like compromise. They are the do nothing party, except when it comes to never-ending tax cuts and deregulation - which always seems to strip us of wealth. I still can't get over Enron, for Christ's sake! And the S&L's, and mortgage-backed securities, and...
Used to be Pub, never been Dem, Independent is the sane thing to be. I think I'll run for office, not.